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Public Support for the Arts – A Success Story

With each day’s news, we read about further reductions in public arts funding at the state and federal level. We are all challenged to, yet again, help our public officials see the value in supporting institutions such as our state arts councils, under threat as our states look for solutions to budget gaps. Permit me […]

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Kansas Makes a Fashion Statement

Once again, Kansas has distinguished itself as a “trendsetter.” Yes, those are the words of Kansas Governor Brownback when he refers to his action to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission and put in place a private foundation to fund the arts in Kansas. Sorry to break the news governor, but those of us who live […]

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State Arts Funding: A Scattered Forecast

State legislatures are finishing their work on state budgets in the coming weeks. As it stands, it is a mixed forecast when it comes to funding for the arts. Some areas are being poured on as if a hurricane parked on top of them, while others are only seeing scattered showers, or even partly sunny […]

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